Kim Penang

Penang – Malaysia

After flying to Singapore for our asian cruise last December 2011, our ship sailed to Malaysia.   The port of call was in Penang.

We rode a tourist bus and it took us to several destinations – mostly buddhist temples and other tourist attractions.  We also tried their cycle rickshaw (trishaw).   Look at how excited my mom was! Priceless!!! 💜

 

We went to Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram, a Thai Buddhist temple in George Town, home of the 3rd largest reclining Buddha – 33 meters long.  (approx 108 ft)…

Tito Nonnie and Mags - Penang Malaysia

We also went to the Dhamikarama Burmese Temple, then walked towards another bigger temple…

We also went to a museum and a chocolate boutique…

 

Aside from the Buddha beads and chocolates, here were my tour favorites:

The Fortune/ Misfortune Telling Machine  – At the Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram, it’s just impossible for you not to spot the fortune telling machine – or some may call it misfortune telling machine.  Ha! You’ll know why, later.

So, you insert a coin and press a button to make the “wheel of fortune” spin, then it stops to give you a number.  Beside the machine, you’ll see a shelf with “fortune” sheets with numbers written on them.  It wasn’t too hard to figure out that you need to pick out the piece of paper with your corresponding number.

I tried spinning twice… ✌🏻

The yellow sheet was my fortune and the green was my misfortune.  😂  LOLx

The Poy Sian Inhaler – I bought a ton of this.  Like a dozen? Hahaha  I super love that it’s a 2-in-1 stick – an inhaler and an aroma oil in one! Love it!! Super!

When my friends or relatives go to Malaysia or Thailand, I always ask them for a favor to get me a few sticks of these babies.  To date, I still have a few left.  (Thank God!👏🏻)

 

To conclude,  I’d visit Penang again if given a chance.  But it wouldn’t be on my list of priorities.

What I liked?

  • The tour was very educational- Malaysia’s culture, etc
  • The locals were just like Filipinos, they were very friendly and accommodating
  • The temples were well kept and maintained (I wonder how they clean the reclining Buddha hmmm)

What I didn’t  like?

  • Well, I’m not a big fan of walking, so I was kinda disappointed that we did hours of walking, from one temple to the other
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